Ascent of Black Balsam Knob in 1996-09

Climber: G. Ringle

Others in Party:Leo Ladaga
Date:September, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Balsam Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6214 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the 3rd time I have hiked this trail. My friend Leo and I were had lost quite a bit of weight that year. We rewarded ourselves by taking a long weekend hiking trip to W. NC. In addition to bagging this peak, we also hiked Mount LeConte. Great trip.

I have also been at this point with members of my immediate family including my mom, sisters, and nephews. It is really a beautiful place. The true balds really open up your view and the experience on a clear day is unmatched. This trail is so short, I recommend anyone that can walk, go find and hike this trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:414 ft / 126 m
    Total Elevation Loss:414 ft / 126 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:414 ft / 126 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Art Loeb Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking at FS Rd 816  5800 ft / 1767 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:414 ft / 126 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    End Trailhead:5800 ft / 1767 m
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes

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